Windows 10: Creating System Image Backup Issues

  1.    18 Sep 2015 #1

    Creating System Image Backup Issues

    I have a Toshiba 1 tb external hard drive and my issue is this, I reformatted the drive to NTFS to have a fresh disk to use. That went fine; it shows in Disk Management, it shows in Device Manager, it shows in This does not show in Create System Image. When I go to File History in Control Panel it is listed as Disconnected, Backup Size Not Available with a red ''X'' on the icon. I can copy paste things into it and the properties when I right click the icon in My PC look normal. Ran a disk check and it came back fine. I reformatted the disk because even though I was showing over 400 gb free to use it would reject the system image saying there wasn't enough room for a 38 gb image, therefore the reformat was done in hopes all 931 gb (thats what 1 tb gets ya) would surely be enough for a 38 gb image.
    SFC /SCANNOW ran in CMD prompt shows no integrity issues. I'm really at a loss as to why the disk is listed in every catagory except the one I want to use.

    I'm wondering if making it a Page File along with Healthy, Active and Primary is the link that is missing. In the Disk Management Properties it wouldn't allow me to change the settings to cache-write.

    BTW I run everything as Administrator.
    Last edited by tazmo8448; 18 Sep 2015 at 20:37.
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  2.    18 Sep 2015 #2

    System Image Issue

    I was able to get it going by going back to File History and going to Change Settings, it allowed me to re-set the parameters to use my external HDD and while making a backup there was a check box to also include 'make a system image'...thanks all and file this one away as solved hopefully it may help someone else down the road. Windows 10 BTW uses the same Windows 7 utility and even labels it as such.
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